Mokala National Park is a haven for the herds of graceful grazers that roam the plains of the northern Cape, South Africa. The convergence of two ecological systems characterizes the area, together with its contrasts in landscape and vegetation. The sanctuary is the habitat of a diverse array of life. Motswedi Restcamp is the perfect spot for enjoying a tranquil experience in the wild.
Six camping spots, located with a view of the waterhole, have their own bathrooms with a toilet, solar-heated shower and hand basin each. Sites have individual kitchens, which include a washing up area, built in breakfast and food-preparation area and a two-plate gas burner. Campsites are not electrified and have no power points.
Activities & facilities
Aside from relaxing and soaking in the stunning surroundings, sunset and night time game drives around the 19600 hectare park provide an opportunity to view around 900 animals, including Rhino, Buffalo, Wildebeest, giraffe, and zebra, in their natural habitat. on also on offer are bush braais, walks, guided horse trails and excursions.
Directions & Maps
From Cape Town, take the N12 past Hopetown. 57km from Kimberley, turn left on the Hayfield or Heuningneskloof Crossing’s gravel road, just past the Wintershoek entrance. 21km further on, is the Mokala National Park gate, on your right hand side. Travel 6km into the park to the main reception. Distance from Kimberley to Mokala Mosu main lodge is 84km and from Hopetown to Mokala is 92km.
Important Info & Warnings
• All accommodation and activity reservations arriving on or after the 1st of June 2012 will be subject to an additional 1% community levy.
• The nearest fuel station on the N12 from Kimberley is in Modderiver or, from Cape Town, 60km from the park at Hopetown.
• Gate times vary. 16 October - 31 March: 06:00 - 19:00; 1 April - 31 May: 06:30- 18:30; 1 June - 31 August: 07:00 - 18:00; 1 September - 15 October: 06:30- 18:30
Wildlife & Vegetation
Species of antelope such as Roan Antelope, Mountain Reedbuck, Gemsbok, Eland, Red Hartebeest, Kudu, Steenbok, Duiker and Springbok are abundant. Other animals that thrive here are large grazers like buffalo, giraffe, zebra, Blue and Black Wildebeest, Black, and White, Rhino, as well as a strong warthog population. Woldlife grazes on the open Savanna plains, rocky shrubland or Kalahari thornveld, surrounded by the rocky hills of Dolerite and Shale.
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Breakfast nook overlooking watering hole - Built in Breakfast nook - Extra vehicles pay additional rate - Kitchen with washing up Area - No power point - Private wc & shower (solar geyser)